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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rayman Legends Free on Uplay Now

PC version of classic platformer title Rayman Legends is currently free on Uplay to claim before April 3, 2020.

Now that people are stuck in their own home due to COVID-19 pandemic, developer/publisher Ubisoft has come forward to help them out a bit with free game giveaway for limited time to spend time home during a global lockdown.

Following their most recent offering of Child of Light on PC platform, players are getting a chance to grab a copy of acclaimed 2013 platform game Rayman Legends on Uplay from March 31, 7:00 PM to April 3, 7:00 PM of your local time.

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Rayman Legends Free on Uplay Now

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Rayman Legends debuts as a major improvement over its predecessor title Rayman Origins and allows a more flexible control. It takes platforming gameplay into new challenging levels in every step with near-impossible obstacles.

As they are busy raising donations for relief funds, Ubisoft is ramping up a list of more free games like Assassin's Creed and Just Dance. Plus, there will be free trial weekends for many of their new and old AAA-releases in coming days.

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Playing video games from home can help you keep your mind off current situation worldwide and help maintaining self-isolation. Even WHO has recently suggested that gaming is likely to keep you from exposing to the Coronavirus.

Usually sold at $19.99 only over digital storefronts for PC and consoles, Rayman Legends is a great game to start practicing social distancing with and you can claim this title now using a free Uplay account to keep forever in your library.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

PC version of fantasy role-playing platformer title Child of Light is now free to claim on Uplay until March 28.

In a tough time when the entire world is battling with a Coronavirus outbreak by staying in self-isolation, some video game companies are trying to be generous to gamers and help them up to stay home with free games giveaway.

Most recently, developer/publisher Ubisoft has joined that rally by offering PC version of 2014 role-playing platformer Child of Light on Uplay that you can claim a free copy of from March 24, 7 PM to March 28, 7 PM of your local time.

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Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

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You play as a young girl named Aurora, who discovers herself in magical land of Lemuria and she must embark a fairytale journey full of side-scrolling adventure to fight against malevolent Queen of the Night to get back home.

You don't even have to launch UPlay app to grab this freebie and there is a four-day window to grab a free copy. However, you only get access to Child of Light base game and its additional DLC packs are still going to cost a few bucks.

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Staying indoors to maintain social distancing can be hard for people but gamers have been in self quarantine for their lives. Nevertheless, a free game is always appreciated and can be really helpful to an average Joe to keep busy at home.

Directed by Assassin's Creed II and Far Cry 3 alum Patrick Plourde, Child of Light is generally priced $14.99 only on various other digital storefronts for PC and consoles, which you can claim now simply with a free Uplay account.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A Short Hike, Anodyne 2 and Mutazione Free on Epic Games Store Now

For this week, Epic Games Store is offering free copies of A Short Hike, Anodyne 2 and Mutazione on PC.

To let you expand your ever-growing collection of PC titles at Epic Games Store by each passing week, Epic Games is adding more free games to their giveaway list and plans on to continue throughout entirety of this year.

Epic Store will be giving out a total of three different titles for free and anyone with a free account can add those in their online collection to own them forever by simply claiming before March 19, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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A Short Hike, Anodyne 2 and Mutazione Free on Epic Games Store Now

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This week's freebie starts rolling with A Short Hike that is about exploration and making your way to a summit somehow. As you try to find your way through Hawk Peak, discover treasures, interact with fellow hikers and take your time.

Then hop onto strange worlds of indie action-adventure game Anodyne 2: Return to Dust from developer/publisher Analgesic Productions that allows you to swap between 3D landscapes to 2D to let you explore an emotional story.

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Finally, become part of a community of mutants in fantasy adventure game Mutazione, which is developed by Die Gute Fabrik and lets you play as a young girl named Kai who visits a mysterious small-town to look after her grandfather.

For next week's giveaway, Epic Games Store plans to offer 2013 first-person exploration game The Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe and 2014 stealth 2014 action-adventure title Watch Dogs from Ubisoft for free on March 26, 2020.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

Platform-adventure game Ori and the Will of the Wisps from Moon Studios and Xbox Game Studios is now available on PC and Xbox One.

A direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, platform-adventure Metroidvania title Ori and the Will of the Wisps from developer Moon Studios and publisher Xbox Game Studios is out now on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Little spirit guardian Ori returns for an all-new adventure with Kuro's owlet Ku on forest of Niwen that has lost the light of spirit tree. In a stormy night, they got separated and Ori begins a quest to discover secrets of the lost ones.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Out Now

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Will of the Wisps improves its combat system with new spirit skills, weapons and a shard system that lets you customize Ori's powers in a distinctive way, which would allow players to experience a unique playthrough every time.

You can choose from Easy, Normal and Hard modes, while select and swap Spirit Shard loadout to match your playstyle. Aside from that, threatening challenges and dreaded enemies from around will be testing your resolve at all times.

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Beautiful Hand-Drawn Visuals

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Ori can perform double jump or grab any objects mid-air to gain extra height in order to solve in-game puzzles. Dev team has managed 3D models to integrate into a 2D world seamlessly and it adds a new level of depth to surrounding areas.

There is a newly added mini game mode called Spirit Trials that puts you up to complete a goal as soon as possible. Players can compete in leaderboard-based races to beat best times set by others by traversing through obstacle courses.

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Encounter Towering Enemies

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Moon Studios previously released an official trailer during The Game Awards 2019 to showcase gameplay overview.

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Ori's latest adventure is immersed in beautiful visuals with scores composed by award-winning composer Gareth Coker. Microsoft and Moon Studios are teaming-up with Iam8bit to release all of its soundtracks in a two-disc vinyl set.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps will also be available at Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass on day one for all of its valued members. Game Pass Ultimate includes Ori and the Blind Forest and all features of Xbox Live Gold service.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER for free giveaway this week.

Another new week to get some free games for PC platform on digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store arrives; a courtesy of Epic Games and two new games have been added today for giveaway to all as it was announced earlier.

Joining this week on Epic Store are real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company and roguelike 2D latformer title GoNNER. Anyone with a free account on store can claim them both before March 12, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER Free on Epic Games Store Now

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An RTS title inspired from Civilization IV with a sci-fi premise, Offworld lets players become corporate giants of Earth and takes them to Mars. Your goal is to dominate economy of space colonization industry and make a great fortune.

Aside from its procedurally-generated roguelike elements, GoNNER by developer Art in Heart and publisher Raw Fury has a reputation of being tough. It centers on a journey of an altruistic Ikk and his friendship with a giant whale named Sally.

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Because of currently having a pending rating of Offworld on PC and containing violence, Epic Games had to add a second title that everyone could enjoy and wouldn't be locked out for someone due to their in-store Parental Controls feature.

Epic Store has planned off to giveaway a total of three games, which are Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, A Short Hike and Mutazione next week. These titles will become available on March 12 on EGS and will be up for grabs until March 19, 2020.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Disney May Reboot Epic Mickey Franchise

Disney is interested in reimaging its classic franchises, making an Epic Mickey series reboot much likely.

For past few years, Disney has moved away from developing video games for many of their popular in-house IPs. They even shut down internal game studios and lend license rights for Marvel and Star Wars franchises to other publishers.

Recently at D.I.C.E. Summit 2020, Disney invited game industry developers to work with their classic properties and innovate through original storytelling, something 2010 platform game Epic Mickey has already done a decade ago.

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Disney May Reboot Epic Mickey Franchise

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Disney senior vice president for Global Games & Interactive Experiences, Sean Shoptaw talks about their latest strategy of approaching video game development and expressed interest working on old IPs with creative game studios.

Debuted as a Nintendo Wii-exclusive title, Epic Mickey was helmed by veteran game designer Warren Spector, who also contributed in creation of games like Deus Ex, System Shock, Thief: The Dark Project and Ultima Underworld.

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Spector also directed Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, a follow-up sequel to one of most unique game based on original Disney property. However, both these titles received lukewarm score on review aggregator site Metacritic.

Majority of player complaints were pointed at poor control schemes, problematic camera angle and repetitive gameplay. Disney's Epic Mickey had a promising story setting that can be improved on so many levels via a series reboot.

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Though original developer Junction Point Studios was shut down in 2013 following under-performance of Epic Mickey 2, it can be easily revived anytime if they want to or can partner up with another third-party studio to start fresh.

In recent years, Electronic Arts has been producing major titles like Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order under Star Wars game license but they are not likely to be a suitable partner to work on their famous mascot.

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For last two decades, the company had a partnership with developer/publisher Square Enix working on Kingdom Hearts role-playing series. Last year, Kingdom Hearts III was launched on consoles and it sold over 5 million copies so far.

Given their reputation for unique creative visions and Disney/Pixar collaboration, Square Enix is more than capable of handling a series reboot for Epic Mickey and do justice with adequate support from its entertainment giant parent company.

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Disney had one of their major in-house releases back in 2013 with action-adventure sandbox game Disney Infinity for all major console platforms, which they eventually ended up cancelling in 2016 to largely focus on mobile games.

A potential reboot for Epic Mickey in style of sandbox platformer Super Mario Odyssey will have plenty of room for telling original stories and explore innovative gameplay, allowing creators to introduce a new take on iconic Cartoon Wasteland.

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

In a running streak of Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting their hands on some truly exciting titles each weekend to download and play for free on Xbox One consoles.

For this week, subscribers can try out all three of NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for a limited time period of February 13, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT through February 16, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

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Those who missed out your chance of trying out 2019 basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 on Free Play Days last time can jump in with a mission to collect all All-Star cards in MyTeam and experience the thrill of playing in a league.

In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie's recent release, 2017 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Mania from Sega arrives right in time to take on an all-new adventure with series favorites like Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

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In remastered HD glory, single-player platformer Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz invites players into fun-filled adventure through over 100 stages alongside 50 mini-games, featuring all key-characters from past series titles.

When your Xbox Free Play Days of fun finally comes to a close where you want to keep playing, simply purchase any or all of these titles in a great discounted price using your membership privilege and have your progress carried to full game.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of indie platformer title Horace on PC platform for this week.

Even after fulfilling their promise of giving away free games for a year, Epic Games didn't stop offering PC titles on Epic Games Store and has confirmed earlier to continue rolling out more freebies on a weekly schedule throughout 2020.

This week, EGS has a fair-looking indie 2D pixel art platformer Horace from publisher 505 Games that is available to claim and add to your online collection of games forever before January 18, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Horace follows the story of a household robot that lives with a family for a while and bonds with its each member. In one unfortunate event, he gets separated and deactivated for a few years before he gets online somehow.

Rebooted back to a world that he couldn't relate to anymore with his family in it and so, he takes it upon himself to find them. This engaging experience of a small robot was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn.

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There are aspects of a regular platform game with player character having some basic abilities, which expands later on. It features some jokes and quips on pop culture references that people with an enthusiasm for older days will surely enjoy.

For their giveaway of next week, Epic Games Store will serve 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and it will go live on January 18 to remain until January 30.